Italdesigns striking gullwing concept is named after DaVinci

first_img More From Roadshow The Italdesign DaVinci is a striking coupe concept in Geneva 0 2019 Honda CR-V review: Still one of the best small SUVs around Mar 7 • The Ferrari F8 Tributo is the last of the nonhybrid V8s Enlarge ImageSpecial ducting in the hood is one of the car’s key design elements. Chris Paukert/Roadshow Italdesign’s latest concept car, revealed Tuesday at the Geneva Motor Show, is called the DaVinci. The 51-year-old design studio says the car pays homage to Leonardo da Vinci — in part because 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance polymath’s death.The Italdesign DaVinci is a dramatic coupe with incredibly long doors that, based on the sketch, appear to open upwards in dramatic fashion. It has a swept-back greenhouse leading into an almost Ford Mustang-like tail with wide fenders. Up front, the long, low nose has venting in it recalling the air inlets in the hood of the Ford GT. There’s two-plus-two seating inside the compact cabin, with lots of Alcantara trim. And around back, the turn signals are made from six-segment OLEDs mounted inside the fascia.The car is designed around an all-electric drivetrain, though Italdesign did say the vehicle is also capable of fitting a gasoline V8 if needed. Its design is, apparently, inspired by shapes from nature, with the goal of recalling the looks of classic Italian grand tourers. There are modern touches, however, like an active spoiler that wraps around onto the rear fenders, and various touchscreens within the cabin.The DaVinci follows many other notable Italdesign creations, such as the recent Nissan GT-R-based GT-R50. Though it’s not headed to production right now, the DaVinci is certainly an interesting looking design. 2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR first drive: A magnificent beast, indeed Mar 7 • New Peugeot 208 debuts i-Cockpit with 3D HUD Combo dashboard Post a comment Apr 17 • The 2020 Jaguar XE gets its first major visual refresh • Geneva Motor Show 2019 Tags 53 Photos Mar 8 • VW is still ‘100 percent’ investigating a pickup truck for the US See All 2019 Lexus LC 500h review: Take ‘er easy Share your voice reading • Italdesign’s striking gullwing concept is named after DaVinci Geneva Motor Show 2019 Exotic Cars Coupeslast_img

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